Faith Matters in Maine Update – January 25, 2016
Heard every Thursday on WHCF 88.5, Hodgdon/Houlton 93.7, Presque Isle 102.7; on WFST in Caribou at 5:20 pm and WTME in Lewiston/Auburn 780 and 1450 AM at 9:29 am and 1:29 pm M-F
The Christian Civic League is very excited about promoting Safe Families, a faith-based alternative to foster care. Safe Families has received thousands of DHS referrals in 27 states for the last 15 years. Vetted families volunteer to open their homes to families in crisis offering hope and help to those in need, and at the same time effectively relieving our overburdened Child Protective Services programs.
There is a bill before our legislature which greatly enhances the ability of the Safe Families program to operate in Maine. Partisan opposition to Safe Families has arisen because it is faith-based.
Your state representatives and state senators need to know their constituents support LD 1065 “The Safe Families Bill.” Please be watching and waiting for further opportunities to contact your legislators.